Auntie picks up palawa kani story

The Australian Broadcasting Company, known affectionately as “Auntie,” has a report on palawa kani, the Tasmanian language reconstructed from between six and a dozen extinct Tasmanian languages.

Titled “The ears of the nation turn to Tasmania to save a language – introducing ‘Tassie black fella talk,’” the article provides a brief background on the fact-finding mission of the Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, and includes a vocabulary list of more than 100 palawa kani words. Among the words are place names and “purinina,” meaning “Tasmanian devil,” the largest marsupial in the world (made famous by Looney Tunes with its character Taz).

See also “Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre testifying for palawa kani” on this blog.

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